George Lazenby

George Lazenby

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George Robert Lazenby (; born 5 September 1939) is an Australian actor, martial artist and former model. He is known for playing the fictional British secret agent James Bond in the Eon Productions film series, playing the character in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). Lazenby's tenure as Bond was the shortest among the actors in the official film series and he is the series' only Bond actor to appear in only one film.

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George Lazenby was born on Tuesday, 5 September 1939 in Queanbeyan, Australia. His full name at birth was George Robert Lazenby. He is best known as an actor. Lazenby's country of citizenship (nationality) is Australian. George attended high school at Goulburn High School. He is 6' 2" (188 cm) tall with an athletic build. He has hazel eyes and dark brown hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $20,000,000 US dollars. George Lazenby is 84 years old and his zodiac star sign is Virgo.

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George Robert Lazenby
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James Bond in the 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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5 September 1939
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$20,000,000 USD
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Goulburn High School
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(Albert R. Broccoli) will tell you that I was a failure and difficult to work with. Unfortunately, he told a lot of people that and it meant that it was impossible to get employment.
  • Is an accomplished skier and in fact had won two skiing contests in Australia before becoming James Bond.
  • Has a daughter named Melanie Andrea from his first marriage to Christina Gannett. She was born on September 13, 1973. Melanie is currently one of Manhattan's top real estate agents.
  • He was set to co-star in the biggest budgeted action/martial arts film of all time in 1973, along with Bruce Lee. However, Lee died two weeks before the film was to begin shooting. (The film, originally titled "Shrine of Ultimate Bliss," was eventually made, but on a considerably smaller budget, and was given a limited theatrical release, excluding the U.S.)
  • Lazenby signed a 4 film contract with Raymond Chow's famed Hong Kong- based Golden Harvest Production studio in 1973. He was first to co-star with Bruce Lee in Lee's upcoming film Game of Death (1978), as Lee's Western adversary. However, Lee died just four days after Lazenby signed the contract. At the time when Lazenby signed the contract, it was considered the most coveted available contract in the international movie industry. But Lazenby's soon-to-be huge comeback after having earlier quit the role of James Bond ended when Lee suddenly died. Lazenby would go on to star in the next 3 Golden Harvest films that were originally set to feature himself and Lee. Tie jin gang da po zi yang guan (1974) AKA "The Shrine of Ultimate Bliss," The Man from Hong Kong (1975), and E tan qun hing ying hui (1976) AKA "A Queen's Ransom." In Tie jin gang da po zi yang guan (1974), Lazenby took on Lee's role and actress Angela Mao took on the role Lazenby was first intended to play. While in the next two films, The Man from Hong Kong (1975) and E tan qun hing ying hui (1976), actor Jimmy Wang Yu replaced Lee and Lazenby returned to his original role. The first film that Lazenby was signed to make with Lee, Game of Death (1978), which was already in production at the time of Lee's death in 1973, was not released until 1978. Because of the bad press surrounding Lee's death, and because Lazenby was to have dinner with Lee the night he died, Golden Harvest studios decided to delay the film and remove Lazenby from it. Because Lazenby had an agreement to be in the film he was paid for it, and also was edited into the film with archive fighting footage from one of his other Golden Harvest films.
  • He is estimated to be the wealthiest actor to have played James Bond, due to his shrewd financial investments and marriage into the Kennedy family.

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